Last Updated: 2/22/2024
Flush restrooms at Fielding Garr Ranch are closed for the winter season. A vault restroom is available year-round at this location.
Campgrounds: Open. Water to individual sites has been turned off in Bridger Bay Campground for the season. Water is available at the dump station.
Ice Thickness: <1″ Great Salt Lake ice is never safe to walk on. Stay off of the ice.
Road Conditions: Cleared – ice and snow drifts may be present in some areas. Seasonal road closures are in effect: South Island, Mulberry Day Use Area, Frary Homestead and Frary Peak roads.
Trail Conditions: Wet- mud and ice may be present. Please stay off of muddy trails.
Fire Restrictions: None
Lake Access: Caution: Due to extremely low water levels in Great Salt Lake, access from the parking lots to the lake shoreline is over 1/3 mile. Conditions at the shoreline may be muddy and potentially hazardous.
Insects: During warm months, insects are present on the island and emerge at different times.
- Biting gnats (no-see-ums) not currently active emerge in the spring (April – June). These are very tiny biting flies. Insect repellent is ineffective against the gnats; fine-mesh head nets are recommended.
- Midges not currently active are non-biting flies that form columns along the causeway mid-spring through early fall. These are what cover your windshield while driving to and from the island.
- Mosquitoes not currently active are present from mid- spring through early fall. Insect repellent is effective. Note: West Nile Virus has been found in Davis County.
- Brine Flies not currently active are non-biting flies that cover the shorelines and occasionally move onto land early-summer through fall. These flies are harmless and move out of the way when approached.